Standing Committee Meeting Report Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Pool
October 2015

OBSIP Oversight Committee Meeting

October 7, 2015

Vancouver, Washington

Action Items:

  1. Round up reports and information about 6 Hz noise issue and do an initial investigation on ENAM (then expand to other experiments), and broadcast the results of that to the user community. (OMO/Aderhold)
  2. Inform PIs of data upload changes at the DMC related to their projects, as well as provide information on how to sign up for the IRIS DMC metadata change/upload alert service. In addition, add a list of the changes to the data (data upload verification items) to the website and keep updated. (OMO/Aderhold)
  3. Creating protocol for field data, quarantined data, etc. and making that visible to the community. (OMO/Aderhold)
  4. Make sure that horizontal orientation results are broadcast to the community, as well as any other significant website additions. Utilize IRIS MDA. (OMO/Aderhold)
  5. Check with PASSCAL on what data quality items they check and incorporate them.  (OMO/Aderhold)
  6. Proposal writing over next month. (OMO/OC/IICs)
  7. Write narrative of the instrumentation specifications and capabilities that were defined by the community. Capture what we have at this point and update as needed. (Oversight Committee)

Recommendations:

  1. OBSIP Policy statement – OMO shall be engaged in the experiment planning and produce a Science Support Plan when a confirmed experiment impacts NSF resources and scheduling, and if not, OMO shall be kept informed of commitments (when/where/how many) of the instruments that will be utilized.